Welcome to Jesuit Mission Circuit
The seven-town region of Las Misiones Jesuíticas has some of Bolivia’s richest cultural and historic sites. Forgotten by the world for more than two centuries, the region and its history captivated the world’s imagination when the 1986 Palme d’Or winner The Mission spectacularly replayed the last days of the Jesuit priests in the region (with Robert de Niro at the helm). The growing interest in the unique synthesis of Jesuit and native Chiquitano culture in the South American interior resulted in Unesco declaring the region a World Heritage Site in 1991. Thanks to 25 years of painstaking restoration work, directed by the late architect Hans Roth, the centuries-old mission churches have been restored to their original splendor.